Dr Vikas Shah MRCP FRCR

(thexraydoctor)


I attended the Royal Free and University College Medical School, and following general medical training, commenced training in radiology at the Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust (Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary's Hospitals). I received specialist training in oncology (cancer) imaging at Mount Vernon Hospital and in pelvic floor and colonic imaging at St Marks Hospital. I commenced my consultant post at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in October 2011.

My main areas of clinical interest are:

  • colorectal imaging, including CT colonography for the exclusion of colonic cancer and polyps

  • small bowel imaging, including MRI and ultrasound for the assessment of Crohn's disease

  • pelvic floor imaging with endoanal ultrasound and both xray and MRI proctography, for the assessment of symptoms such as bowel prolapse, incontinence and difficulty in opening bowels

  • general CT, MRI and ultrasound imaging of the abdomen and pelvis for non-specific abdominal pains, weight loss, gallstones, and liver and kidney disease

My main interest outside of my clinical practice is medical education; I am on the editorial board of Radiopaedia and particularly keen on using social media for radiology education. I have taught abdominal and emergency radiology at several national and international body imaging courses. My work on social media led to being a Minnies semi-finalist in 2018, and lectures for Radiopaedia and RSNA.

Outside of work, I am kept very busy by my two young children. I enjoy broadening my horizons by travelling, and am attempting to gain some culinary skills!